High school is hard enough without crooked teeth; however, many teenagers are concerned about the appearance of traditional metal braces. Fortunately, there’s Invisalign® Teen. The innovative teeth-straightening solution offers excellent results in a discreet package and is available from our experienced cosmetic dentists.
How Does Invisalign® Teen Work?
Similar to Invisalign®, Invisalign® Teen is designed to gradually shift your child’s teeth into the ideal position using a series of clear aligner trays. The primary difference between the two is that Invisalign® Teen is specifically made to address the unique needs of young people.
What Is the Invisalign® Teen Process?
When teens arrive for their initial consultation at our practice, Dr. Coleman or Dr. Rice will take 3D images of their teeth and oral structures and develop a customized treatment plan. We send this information directly to Invisalign®, which will create a series of custom-made, high-quality clear aligner trays.
Your teen will wear each set of trays for approximately two weeks before moving to the next aligner set in the series. The aligners are removable but should be worn at all times – except when your child is eating, drinking, brushing, or flossing – to achieve the best results in the shortest amount of time. Each individual’s needs are unique, but most teens can complete the process in about 6 to 18 months.
Is Your Child a Candidate for Invisalign® Teen
Invisalign® Teen can help correct a wide array of cosmetic and functional dental issues. These include overbites, underbites, crossbites, crowding, gaps, and other concerns that can interfere with your teen’s smile or affect normal bite function. Invisalign® Teen is ideal for most young patients but isn’t for everyone.
During the initial consultation, our skilled dental team can determine if clear aligner therapy is the right solution for your teen’s needs and goals. In addition to providing a quicker and more discreet teeth-straightening option, Invisalign® Teen is more comfortable than traditional metal braces, which tend to irritate the gums, cheeks, and tongue.
Invisalign Near Me in Vista, CA
If you or your child would like to know more about Invisalign® Teen, we encourage you to contact our practice today. We can answer your questions or help you to schedule a consultation. Residents of Vista and Oceanside are invited to visit our practice for exceptional care. Contact our office to schedule a consultation today.